Written by Amanda Zanette

The exciting classroom management tool which incorporates financial literacy, social responsibility, and social emotional learning.

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Creator and Author Amanda Zanette

For as long as she can remember, Amanda Zanette (née Parent) envisioned herself as a teacher. Reaching this goal was not easy. She worked her way through high school and University while assistant managing a fast food restaurant full time. Her early real-world experience helped create the foundation for her years in front of a classroom; employees needed to know how to handle employment, personal and economic challenges.

When she did become a teacher in 2007, Amanda implemented a game with incentives and consequences into her curriculum. While working on her Masters of Education, at SFU, Amanda began applying research to investigate the effects of the game. She discovered that students were learning to make good choices regarding the management of their own learning and progress, and how they interacted with each other. Over the past eight years, Amanda continued to see positive outcomes for her students and she is hoping to inspire other teachers. Amanda believes all the skills can be transferred to high school and beyond into adulthood.

Amanda noticed that not only were her students becoming more financially and numerically literate, they were also engaging in respectful and constructive dialogue. She believes that the skills her students are learning from the game can transfer to high school and beyond into adulthood.

Amanda currently works full time as an intermediate teacher for the Burnaby School District in British Columbia, Canada. She lives in Coquitlam, BC with her husband, son and cat.

Needing a change in your classroom?

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